Nice post Alma unfortunately WhiteHorse, the dates you picked are right on exam season! Hmm... We must analise that then. I still think this are the best dates for visiting Lisbon. It's only 4 days.. a weekend.. To stress out from exams. Now, really.. must analyse that, we don't want ppl from europe saying no because of their exams.. Skiara, is 11-14 June exam season for you? Lady_Jedi_Carenix, and in the USA? is it exam season also? That's really something that isn't good for the event. But it would be really bad/sad to miss all the festive season. Of course that we have still a lot to visit even if not in June, but if in 11-14 june it would be really something to all to remember. I said 11 to 14 June, being the 11 and 14 for arrival and departing of the visiting FF's. Leaving the real party and fun for 11 (friday night), 12 (saturday day and night), 13 (sunday day and night). For sleeping, the visitors could use the "pousadas da juventude" (youth hotels) that are not very expensive when compared with a normal hotel. And the "Epoca Baixa" (low season with cheaper prices) finishes in 15 June, so 11-14 would really make a great date. The price of being in a Youth Hotel inside the Nations Park "Parque das NaÃ§Ãµes"(very nice zone) would be 10 euros per person/night in a multiple beds room. In the case you would prefer a 2 persons room (with private W.C.) the price would be 28 per room/night. There would be a reservation tax that could go from 1,50 euros (less than 10 persons - individual tax) to 7,50 euros (more than 10 persons - group tax) depending on the number of reservations. You can find these details in here This Youth Hotel is located at 5 minutes (walking) from the "OceanÃ¡rio de Lisboa" (Europe's largest aquarium) that was built for the World Fair EXPO '98, after 1998 the "Expo 98" was then turned into the "Parque das NaÃ§Ãµes" (Nations Park). The Oceanarium is really a must see as it represents the seas from all the world. [image=http://www.igd.fhg.de/igd-a4/projects/oceanarium/images/content-large.gif] --- Edit: --- As for the trips i've checked the prices (i used 14-16 June 2003 as a referency) in the Usit agency (i used the French site for a "local" point of view) and from Paris to Lisbon (with return) 149 euros + taxes. This price is for a non-student, adult (more than 25 years old). "Usit" really has good prices and i already used this company more than once. They have special prices for students and "younger than 25" ppl. (OMG I'm getting old! i'm 24! ) I could not check prices in the Britain and Germany sites version because they where down. But there are Usit agencys there also.